— Roric McCorristin (@roricmcc) April 23, 2016
The Mount Pleasant subway bandit using his powers for Prince. Props indeed!! Thanks to Roric for sending.
Thanks to a reader for sending:
“FYI, nice impromptu memorial at the Prince plaque on the sidewalk outside the Warner Theater.”
Shaw. Almost ready for the return of gardens of the day too (assuming this weekend’s freeze doesn’t set us back to far…)
“W. Neuland Restaurant H Street, NE Washington, DC”
So freaking cool – thanks to these fine folks for sending a couple photos my way.
“Memorial outside of the Sandinista Safeway on Columbia [1747 Columbia Rd NW]. Employee couldn’t give me specifics.”
I’ll be apoplectic if they don’t preserve this, am I too late?
1341 14th Street, NW
And my favorite cornerstone from 15th Street.
I’ve been wondering for quite a while what the story is behind what I’ve dubbed the “Florida Avenue Folly” attached to the side of a house on Florida Ave. just before 16th St. It’s hard to get a shot of it due to the location and fence, but I was passing when the light was right for it today. Any thoughts?”
This peculiarity used to come up every year but it’s been a minute since someone asked. They are the remaining columns from the Henderson Manor Garden at 16th and Florida Ave, NW. In 2009 The Post’s Answerman dug up the full story. In part:
“Burnap’s 16th Street garden featured an open lawn bordered with shrubbery. A high wall faced Florida Avenue and turned the corner at 16th before stepping down to a low wall and ornamental iron fence. At the rear of the property, four Doric columns held up a hanging garden. Most striking was the intricate latticework that covered most of the interior walls.”
The garden eventually came to be called the Henderson Manor Garden, named after the castlelike mansion on the other side of Florida Avenue. By 1938, 2108 16th St. NW had been closed for a few seasons, although fetes were still held in its garden.
All that remains of his garden are four crumbling columns. Why were they left untouched? That wall might be attached to the rowhouse at 1618 Florida Ave., making it more trouble than it’s worth to remove.
Read the full story here.
Photo by Lorie Shaull
“Concepcion “Connie” Picciotto, who held a peace vigil in Lafayette Park across the street from the White House starting in 1981, died on January 25. At the time that she began her demonstration, there were other activists camped out in Lafayette Park but slowly, through the 80s they left the park mainly due to the National Park Service’s more restrictive regulations on protesters and demonstrations. Connie’s anti-nuclear vigil has been reported as the longest-running act of political protest in U.S. history.”
Photo by Victoria Pickering